Turkey: Detainees

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use when deciding which cases of persons in detention to raise with the government of Turkey.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

As explained in HL9056, when deciding which specific detention cases to raise with the Turkish authorities we examine each on a case by case basis, noting the nature of the charge and length of detention. This year we have raised several cases, mainly concerning human rights defenders and journalists. We will continue to engage with the Turkish authorities on these important human rights concerns.

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